Bands Worth Watching
Once in a month on a Wednesday, Peter Tiehuis brings an amazing, challenging improvisation set at ‘t Oude Pothuys (see Venues Of Note). He always plays with different musicians—with no fear of electronics—exploring different styles. Sometimes I think they’re playing too loosely or freely, but they mostly have a nice vibe you have probably never heard before. It reminds me of the Gilles Peterson Worldwide show.
With the same frequency, Jeff Taylor plays at the same club on a Sunday. Using sequenced patterns, his improvised music is a cross between classical piano and ambient music. This is one of the few ambient/chill-out acts Utrecht has.
A band worth notice is Durk Attaturk. I would consider them as alternative electro. Their music is quite experimental, and they mix different styles.
Although he is originally from Amsterdam, Palmbomen is a very interesting one-man band. He makes beautiful electro with his own processed vocals.
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